This blows me away! Ever since I was a little boy I always wanted to be an astronaut. I think images of the celestial heavens strike us with such a sense of wonder and awe. It is truly amazing what mankind has accomplished over the past century. We’ve not only taken to the skies – we’ve taken ourselves beyond this Earth. We’ve walked on the moon. This past year we both landed on a comet and we have now arrived at the furthest edges of our own solar system. But, what is even more amazing than the accomplishments of mankind, is the hand that fashioned and flung these orbs about the universe. And, that this One with such majesty and power cares for us. Go ahead, take a moment to stand in wonder.
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by then breath of His mouth. Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. (Psalm 33:6,8-9)
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6)
Gorgeous Pluto! The dwarf planet has sent a love note back to Earth via our New Horizons spacecraft, which has traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion miles. This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach, which was at 7:49 a.m. EDT Tuesday – about 7,750 miles above the surface — roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India – making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth. This stunning image of the dwarf planet was captured from New Horizons at about 4 p.m. EDT on July 13, about 16 hours before the moment of closest approach. The spacecraft was 476,000 miles (766,000 kilometers) from the surface. Images from closest approach are expected to be released on Wednesday, July 15. Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI #nasa #pluto #plutoflyby #newhorizons#solarsystem #nasabeyond #science